Title

The Oklahoma Science Education Act: v.7.0

Document Type

Article

Organization

The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association

Publication Date

4-23-2017

Abstract

Once again the corruption of language and thought is manifesting itself in the Oklahoma State Legislature.

The Oklahoma Science Education Act, Senate Bill 393 , is appropriating First Amendment rights to promote religiously motivated, anti-science material into Oklahoma science classes. In seeking to allow the personal views of teachers on “scientific controversies” into the classroom, it argues that the intellectual freedom of teachers, and their First Amendment rights, will be strengthened. It implicitly believes that teachers are unduly restricted by having to adhere to state standards reflecting scientific consensus and analysis.

Publication Title

Intellectual Freedom Blog

Forum Page URL

http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/